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Air injection reaction pump – Taurus Sable.

Fix Air injection reaction pump – Taurus Sable P1414, P1413, P0401, P0402, air injection reaction pump, AIR, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable. The P1414, P1413, P0401, P0402 code relate to the air injection reaction pump (AIR). The purpose of this pump is to inject air directly into the exhaust manifold to complete the combustion process. At cold startup, the computer commands a rich mixture. The extra air from the AIR pump oxidizes the extra hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the exhaust during this rich mixture period. The AIR pump is active … Read More

Car stalls and has rough idle

Fix stalling and rough idle Taurus Sable P0191, P0300-p0306, P0316, P2197, stalling, hesitation, rough idle, poor performance. This could be caused by lots of things but the key might be the P0191 Fuel rail pressure sensor condition code. Because if the fuel rail isn’t getting enough fuel pressure, the air/fuel mixture will be lean and that will cause misfires and hesitation. It would also cause the O2 sensor to read lean. So start with the basics like a fuel pressure and fuel volume test. Or, you can start on the … Read More

How to fix Rough idle Taurus Sable

Here’s how a Rough idle on a  Taurus Sable If you own a 2002-05 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable and are experiencing a rough idle when the outside temps are above 80F and A/C on, chances are you have an out of balance fan. Here’s how to check: Find and remove the coolant temperature sensor. Then start the engine. Removing the sensor tells the computer to switch the electric fans to high speed. If you then feel a vibration or hear a booming sound, you’ve hit the nail on the … Read More


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